National Museum of Scotland

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July, 2015

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What a wonderful Museum!

There was something for everyone to discover on every floor and Free Entry as well!
The free floor plans in several languages were available and very useful.

There were many hands-on things for children to try.

Examples were given of the time taken to cross the Atlantic/go to Australia on a sailing boat, steamship etc from Greenock by various buttons which light up the results.

Children were asked to complete a feedback form which asked two questions.
1 – What would you take with you? 2 – What would you miss?

Some sample answers were:
1 – Mum, 2 – Dad on one and
1 – My Teddy and 2 – my I-pad on another!

There was a fun weighing machine where it was possible for any of us to compare our individual or joint weights with that of a koala, anteater etc. etc!

Jackie Stewart’s Formula One car was on show with some audios compiled by him. He was World Champion on three occasions.

Sir Alexander Fleming’s Nobel Prize medal was on show with numerous others he had gained during this work on various infectious diseases.

Disabled access was easy and clearly marked.

TIP – It is worth taking a trip to the 7th and top floor although the lift was a little difficult to find. However it was worth the wait and hunt for the lift to see the plants growing up there and the wonderful views over Edinburgh highlighted by information boards around the perimeter.

We only had time for half a day here but in hindsight should have allowed a full day as there were so many interesting items to view.

“National Museum of Scotland”:

Veronica Bowerman

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